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Even John Calipari is buying Powerball tickets

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Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is up to an astounding $1.5 billion and it seems like everyone in America is getting in on the craze…even John Calipari. UK fan Anup Paudel posted this picture of Calipari buying a Powerball ticket at a gas station in Lexington to our Facebook page, proof that even though he’s already a millionaire, Cal couldn’t resist taking a chance at becoming a billionaire. (Somewhere in here is a joke about how Calipari could also “win the lottery” by accepting an NBA job offer, but whatever.)

I contacted Anup, who works at the gas station and he gave me some details. According to him, Calipari stopped by the Marathon (2001 Versailles Road) Sunday night around 10 p.m. to buy the ticket and had his own numbers written down on a piece of paper. Anup’s coworker helped Calipari punch his numbers in manually and before Cal left, he agreed to take some pictures with the two.

“He was very nice. I told him it’s a pleasure to have you here in my store,” Anup said. “I was so excited!”

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Calipari: He’s just like us.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for Even John Calipari is buying Powerball tickets



  1. Shawn Kemp
    5:19 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    That spider logo though…

    @dallonadams



  2. Cals Hoverboard
    5:37 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    He’s a Pittsburgh guy so that cap probably didn’t hurt either.



  3. roundball fool
    5:37 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Did Cal pick up a cheesecake?



  4. CPACAT
    5:53 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Guy makes $9M a year…he will win…it’s just the way these things go.



  5. KevinM
    6:04 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Was that Aaron or Andrew in disguise?

    Cal winning the lottery would turn him into Swaggy Cal again.